The Odds of Winning a Menu for Hope Prize on the US West Coast
Bidding on the Menu for Hope ends at 6pm PST sharp on Friday 22nd December 2006. Exactly two days before the deadline I took a snapshot of all the donations and with the very generous help of my wonderful mum, who helped count up the bids by hand, I created this post which, for each of the US West Coast prizes, shows the odds of winning*, per ticket already bought, 48 hours before the bidding was due to close. For those of you who are still undecided, I hope this list is going to help you make up your mind choosing which prizes you'd love to purchase a raffle ticket for and help us raise even more money for the United Nations World Food Programme. Thank you all for your ongoing support and don't forget to get your bids in before the deadline.
NO BIDS YET - UW41: Unique T-Shirt, Eggbeater
100% - UW07: Wine & Olive Oil, Fifth Flavour
100% - UW20: Homemade Sonoma Hamper, Life is a Banquet
100% - UW40: Chronicle Books Collection, Tea & Cookies
100% - UW14: Taste of Hawaii, Ma'ona
50% - UW30: traditional Andhra sweets called Sunnundalu, Mahanandi
50% - UW42: a signed copy of Tartine, Eggbeater
50% - UW45: Cradle of Flavor, Rasa Malaysia
33.3% - UW21: California Wine Country painting, Life is a Banquet
33.3% - UW26: Cookin' at the Costello, Hedonia
33.3% - UW30: Mamouls - rosewater flavored cookies, Mahanandi
25% - UW05: A Taste of Australia, Matt Bites
25% - UW47: Famous Street Food of Penang, Rasa Malaysia
25% - UW50: BIN 8945 Wine Bar and Bistro dinner, Chez Pim
20% - UW12: 1 year sub to all 18 Edible Communities, Edible Nation
20% - UW22: A Taste of Humboldt County, Christine Cooks
20% - UW23: 3 cookbooks from 10 Speed Press, The Bunrabs
16.6% - UW13: Mocha Me Happy, Cooking With Amy
16.6% - UW46: Cradle of Flavor, Rasa Malaysia
14.3% - UW44: Cooking Classes, Eggbeater
12.5% - UW15: Arabesque & Gift Voucher, Erin's Kitchen
12.5% - UW16: Impromptu Wine Bar Dinner, Gluten Free Girl
12.5% - UW49: A basket of goodies from Soif, Chez Pim
11.11% - UW04: a package to help aspiring food writers, Blog Appetit
11.11% - UW11: Coffee Lover's Package, Cook & Eat
11.11% - UW24: Rare Star Wars Memorabilia, Becks & Posh
10% - UW34: Armchair Food Tour of the Bay Area, Married With Dinner
9.1% - UW33: Cooking at home with Pedatha, Mahanandi
9.1% - UW39: one swingin’ cocktail kit, ThisNext.com
8.3% - UW27: Rancho Gordo Products, Steve Sando
8.3% - UW28: Signed San Francisco Chefs, Food Musings
8.3% - UW43: $200 Aziza Voucher, Eggbeater
7.7% - UW25: Blogher 2007 Conference Pass, Blogher
7.7% - UW37: Signed copy The French Laundry Cookbook, I Heart Farms
7.15% - UW38: A Persian Pantry, Gastronomie
5.9% - UW06: Homemade chocolate coconut macaroons, Orangette
5.9% - UW48: Distill with Lance at Hangar One Vodka, Gastronomie
5.26% - UW03: Tea With Harold McGee, Chez Pim
5% - UW09: Pangea Organics, 101 Cookbooks
5% - UW19: Signed Alice Waters Plate, Kungfoodie
4.2% - UW31: Gift basket, French food delicacies, Simply Recipes
3.6% - UW32: twenty 100ml bottles premium artisan olive oil, Simply Recipes
2.86% - UW02: Coffee with Thomas Keller, Chez Pim
2.63% - UW17: Delfina Dinner with... ...The Restaurant Whore
1.82% - UW35: A Chef in Your Own Home In Praise of Sardines
1.75% - UW10: Photography Lesson & Signed Cookbook, 101 Cookbooks
1.61% - UW08: TASTE3 Full Conference Pass, 101 Cookbooks
1.49% - UW36: Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Gourmet
0.64% - UW01: Dinner for two at Manresa, Chez Pim
*Please forgive any minor inaccuracies in the counting, it was all done by hand and mistakes might well have been made. We like to think we created a representative list and faults, if there are any, are due only to human error and not to maliciousness. Since bidding has continued since we created this post, please be aware that these odds will constantly be changing between now and the end of the campaign. Thank you for your understanding.
- Please check with the individual donors for any shipping restrictions.
This will be my last post promoting Menu for Hope 3. From now on it's up to you and your bids. Thank you for your patience, thank you for bearing with me and putting up with my lack of regular posts over the past two weeks and most of all, thank you for your generous and kind support.
If you would like to do something further to help, you are encouraged to pass details of the campaign on to your colleagues, friends, work and other electronic message boards. It would be really great to get people from outside our food blogging community to bid as well.
PS In addition to the US West Coast prizes I have been tempting you with, there are equally alluring roundups of fabulous foodie prizes that can be found in Asia & the Pacific, in Europe, in Canada, in New York and in Central USA, as well as the fine wine prizes detailed here.
- Check this list for internationally shippable prizes only.
- Check with Chez Pim for all global prizes in one place.